June 11, 2024
Job Type
Part Time


The Promotions Assistant/On-Air Host assists with promotions and events for The Colorado Sound (KJAC) in order to promote the station’s image, presence, and connections in the community. The position also hosts a weekly weekend air shift and serves as a fill-in host in case of illness or vacation of the regular on-air hosts. This position will also participate in on-air membership drives.

Essential Functions:

  • Finds relevant curated content that resonates with Colorado Sound listeners.
  • Represents The Colorado Sound in external communications with content and distribution partners.
  • Engages with the audience.
  • Sort, categorize and distribute giveaways weekly.
  • Live and voice tracking for The Colorado Sound music show shifts as requested.
  • Regular weekend air shift.
  • Participates in membership drives and other fundraising activities.
  • Represents The Colorado Sound in the local music community at select events.
  • Participates in regular air check sessions with the Program Director.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Social media skills across a wide variety of platforms including Facebook, Instagram, and others.
  • FCC and EAS guidelines and requirements.
  • Triple A music format.
  • Skill in communicating effectively on air.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Writing skills, including short and effective headline writing, engaging video introductions and image captions, and structured text for easy reading.
  • Interview and production skills.
  • Efficient user of technology.
  • Skill in using broadcast, digital recording, and editing equipment, including Adobe Audition, Wide Orbit, or other automation systems.
  • Good organization project management skills.
  • Ability to think creatively and collaboratively.
  • Ability to work professionally, with ethics and integrity, and maintain confidentiality when required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing utilizing proper grammar.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, handle multiple responsibilities at once, and shift gears quickly.
  • Ability to work with limited supervision and exercise independent judgment in line with CRNC strategic goals.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and communication with fellow employees and the community at large.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and simultaneous demands, organizing and completing tasks as set by the Program Director.
  • Ability to commit to and demonstrate supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.
  • Ability to work well with others, demonstrating at all times respect for the diverse constituencies at CRNC and within the public broadcasting system.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED is required.
  • Two (2) years of experience in live broadcasting.
  • Must live in the Northern Colorado area (or be willing to travel to be onsite).
  • Access to reliable transportation.

Physical Demands:

The employee is required to frequently stand, walk, sit, use hands and fingers, reach and lift with arms, climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is required to frequently lift up to 30 pounds without assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision; distance vision; peripheral vision; depth perception; and the ability to adjust focus.

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

Wage Band:               $20 - $26 per hour

Full Time:                   No, 20 hours per week

Exempt:                     No

Reports to:                 Program Director

Work Environment:

The employee typically works indoors in a standard office environment but is required to travel to other locations for station events and donor meetings.

Community Radio for Northern Colorado’s (CRNC) mission is to strengthen our community by cultivating the mind and spirit - informing, inspiring, and entertaining. To fully live up to this mission, this position must strive to include diverse voices and amplify those from groups that are rarely heard in the media.

CRNC is an equal employment opportunity employer. We strive to make CRNC an example for other media organizations by modeling diversity, equity, and inclusion within our organization.

Working at CRNC:

CRNC cares deeply about our employees, and we understand that attracting, developing, and growing talent is key to our success and enhancing our impact. We value colleagues who will enhance our culture by bringing new ideas, diverse experiences, and talents to our dynamic workplace. Our goal is to foster a culture of collaboration and innovation.

CRNC’s dedication to promoting diversity and inclusion is reflective in our company. We are fully focused on equality of opportunity and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, national origin, experience, and all other fascinating characteristics that make us different.

Who Gets to Work Here:

We strive to recruit, hire, and create a team of employees that demonstrate these qualities:

Cultural Competency: A high level of cultural competency and a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in the workplace expressed in both approach and experience.

Collaboration: Effective collaboration and an appreciation of teamwork. Someone who enjoys spending time with others and respects hearing other perspectives and points of view.

Honesty: Honesty is a vital quality for our employees. We expect employees to be truthful with other employees, as well as our customers and stakeholders.

Innovation: Examining content and connections through new and energizing viewpoints. Always seeking to improve how we serve the public by being a welcoming organization to new ideas and initiatives.

Inquisitiveness: Someone who is always striving to learn more and increase their knowledge and that will use the information gathered and skills practiced improving their work performance and relationships with co-workers.

Humility: People on our team should feel pride in their work, but not to the extent of becoming arrogant.

Respect: Acknowledge people’s lived experiences and diverse viewpoints.


About CRNC:

CRNC is a community-licensed public radio station, operated by Community Radio for Northern Colorado, Inc., a 501 (c) 3, Colorado non-profit organization.

Our non-commercial music service, The Colorado Sound, offers unique and diverse music discovery programming. We are based in Northern Colorado but heard throughout the state, across the country, and around the world. The Colorado Sound brings the spirit and soul of Colorado to our listeners through a cross-genre mix of new music, familiar favorites, and regional standouts.

KUNC, and The Colorado Sound, aim to strengthen our communities by cultivating the mind and spirit - informing, inspiring and entertaining. To fully live up to this mission, we strive to include diverse voices and amplify those from groups that are rarely heard from in the media.

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